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Santa Barbara Teen Killed In Wrong Way Crash

UPDATE:  A student at San Marcos High School was killed in a Wednesday night head-on accident that snarled northbound Highway 101 traffic much of Thursday morning.

Harris Grade Brush Fire Now 90% Contained

A catalytic converter in a passing vehicle is suspected to be the cause of a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on the Harris Grade, near Lompoc.  Firefighters were able to limit the blaze to less than 20 acres.

Guadalupe Receives Report From Consultant About Financial Crisis

Felimon Perez and his son moved to Guadalupe a couple weeks ago.

Ocean Swimmers Brave Wednesday's Wave

Lifeguards kept a close eye on oceans swimmers Wednesday.

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Local Wineries Looking Into Earthquake Insurance

Sunday's 6.0 earthquake destroyed a signification amount of wine in Napa. Millions of dollars have gone down the drain and now wineries are looking into purchasing earthquake insurance.

Statewide Search for Contagious Fieldworker

Public Health officials across the state and across the border are searching for 24 year old Augustin Zeferino who was diagnosed with a highly contagious and drug resistant form of tuberculosis, or TB, by the Santa Barbara County Public Health…

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Tropical Storm Marie Stirs Up Santa Barbara Coastline but Homes Spared from Damage

It was a summer slam in Santa Barbara from what was once Hurricane Marie.  Now it has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but the force coming in from the Pacific Ocean has roughed up some of our coastline.

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Surfers Take Advantage Of High Surf

After a lackluster surf year, surfers took advantage of high surf conditions.

Obama statement on ISIS and Ukraine

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Obama: No 'strategy yet' for ISIS in Syria

It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

"I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Obama said. "We don't have a strategy yet."

Obama said he's asked U.S. military…

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Peek inside the weird world of Hello Kitty

Japanese comic company Sanrio, the creator of Hello Kitty and Friends, recently dropped a bombshell on Hello Kitty's fans by revealing that she is not, in fact, a kitty, but rather a perpetual third-grade girl named Kitty White, the daughter of…

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Biggest data breaches of all time

The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase that caused a data breach, though the extent of the damage from the attack and where it came from have not yet been determined. Take a look at some of the biggest data breaches of all time.

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Santa Barbara County

Harris Grade Brush Fire Now 90% Contained

A catalytic converter in a passing vehicle is suspected to be the cause of a brush…

Guadalupe Receives Report From Consultant About Financial Crisis

Felimon Perez and his son moved to Guadalupe a couple weeks ago.

Ocean Swimmers Brave Wednesday's Wave

Lifeguards kept a close eye on oceans swimmers Wednesday.

Winery earthquake aftermath

Local Wineries Looking Into Earthquake Insurance

Sunday's 6.0 earthquake destroyed a signification amount of wine in Napa. Millions…

Statewide Search for Contagious Fieldworker

Public Health officials across the state and across the border are searching for 24…

MARIE AFTERMATH PKG

Tropical Storm Marie Stirs Up Santa Barbara Coastline but Homes Spared from Damage

It was a summer slam in Santa Barbara from what was once Hurricane Marie.  Now it…

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Surfers Take Advantage Of High Surf

After a lackluster surf year, surfers took advantage of high surf conditions.

Investigation Leads to High-Level Gang Arrests

Ventura County prosecutors announced the arrest and indictments of suspected members…

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Parents of Isla Vista Murder Victims Speak Out in Sacramento on Gun Violence Bill

Parents of the Isla Vista mass murder victims are speaking out in Sacramento as a…

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Orcutt Oil Company Wants Hikers To Stop Trespassing On Its Property

An Orcutt oil company says some hikers and bikers are ignoring its company's no…

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San Luis Obispo County

Statewide Search for Contagious Fieldworker

Public Health officials across the state and across the border are searching for 24…

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Enviornmental Group Petitions to Shut Down Nuclear Plant

A leaked internal document from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is raising…

Fire Restrictions Grow in Los Padres National Forest

Rangers in Los Padres National Forest raised the level of fire restrictions on…

Police Say Atascadero Woman Stole Dog By Hiding It Under Her Dress

Paso Robles Police are on the search for an Atascadero woman who stole a puppy from…

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Cal Poly Football Players Arraignment Continued

The San Luis Obispo courts are the first step in the justice process for a group of…

Early Warning System Shows Promise

Scientists and engineers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), US…

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Cal Poly Players Charged in Fraternity Robbery

On Friday, prosecutors announced five now-suspended players from the Cal Poly…

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Aloha Spirit Bash and Taste of the Vine On Tap This Weekend

Lot of fun events are going on in your neighborhoods this weekend.  First Alert…

Thunder Over the Valley; Wheels and Windmills Top Central Coast Picks

Here's a look at the activities happening up and down the Central Coast this weekend.

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Ants Marching Relentlessly in Search of Water During Drought

The ants are marching this summer, in search of water with the drought parched dirt…

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Ventura County

Santa Barbara Teen Killed In Wrong Way Crash

UPDATE:  A student at San Marcos High School was killed in a Wednesday night…

Statewide Search for Contagious Fieldworker

Public Health officials across the state and across the border are searching for 24…

Investigation Leads to High-Level Gang Arrests

Ventura County prosecutors announced the arrest and indictments of suspected members…

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Hurricane Marie Brings Big Waves to Ventura County

A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf…

High Surf Advisory in Effect Through Friday

Dangerous Surf, Rip Currents Expected This Week

Damaging surf with very strong rip currents and significant beach erosion are likely…

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Friday Football Focus is Back!

Friday Football Focus is back! From Morro Bay to Moorpark, we'll now have more…

Righetti Warriors Have Balanced Team

Regan Should Have Big Year For Righetti Warriors

Quarterback Conor Regan had a great off-season at various camps and hopes to carry…

Carp Has New Faces on Varsity Including at Quarterback

Juniors Dominate Carp's Football Roster Including at Quarterback

Juniors Jimmy Graves and Rayshaun Moore are seeing plenty of time at quarterback as…

Bill Beefs Up Title IX

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1349 into law this week.

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Cal Poly Players Charged in Fraternity Robbery

On Friday, prosecutors announced five now-suspended players from the Cal Poly…

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Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

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Father/daughter duo spend summer volunteering

Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from…

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Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge…

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Through Tragedy The Community of Goleta Comes Together

Police continue to investigate a homicide in Goleta, following the tragedy, a group…

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Tony Stewart to return to NASCAR racing

Tony Stewart, who hasn't raced since his car struck and killed a fellow driver…

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Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing…

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Twitter suspends fake @JPMorganCEO account

Twitter is known for short-lived phenomena, and here's another one: a parody account…

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Obama: No 'strategy yet' for ISIS in Syria

It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria,…

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Twitter suspends fake @JPMorganCEO account

Twitter is known for short-lived phenomena, and here's another one: a parody account…

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NRA tweet: Kids can 'have fun at the shooting range'

Just two days after a 9-year-old Arizona girl accidentally killed a shooting…

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Cops: Meth suspects threw toilet at imagined attackers

Three people in Florida were so high on meth that police say they imagined their…

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Peyton Manning fined $8,258 for taunting

The NFL fined Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning $8,258 for taunting Houston…

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Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing…

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Singer Ray J takes plea deal in battery case

Ray J Norwood pleaded no contest to trespassing to settle charges that he grabbed a…

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John Lennon's killer denied parole again

The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an…

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry in France

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a representative…

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Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at…

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Ebola cases accelerating, officials say

The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552…

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Why ab workouts are a waste of time

You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness…

Statewide Search for Contagious Fieldworker

Public Health officials across the state and across the border are searching for 24…

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